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Image in the Sand 

Having returned to Earth a couple of months ago, Sisko waits for the Prophets to instruct him on what to do next. When he receives one, he begins searching for the woman behind the face in ... See full summary »


Les Landau


Gene Roddenberry (based upon "Star Trek" created by), Rick Berman (created by) | 3 more credits »




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Avery Brooks ... Captain Sisko / Benny Russell
Rene Auberjonois ... Odo
Nicole de Boer ... Ensign Ezri Dax (as Nicole deBoer)
Michael Dorn ... Lt. Commander Worf
Cirroc Lofton ... Jake Sisko
Colm Meaney ... Chief O'Brien
Armin Shimerman ... Quark
Alexander Siddig ... Doctor Bashir
Nana Visitor ... Colonel Kira
Jeffrey Combs ... Weyoun
Casey Biggs ... Damar
Barry Jenner ... Admiral Ross
J.G. Hertzler ... Martok
Megan Cole ... Cretak
Aron Eisenberg ... Nog


Having returned to Earth a couple of months ago, Sisko waits for the Prophets to instruct him on what to do next. When he receives one, he begins searching for the woman behind the face in the sand in his vision. Meanwhile, back on DS9, Kira deals with a promotion and handling the decisions surrounding her command, and finding herself wishing for the return of Sisko. And Worf deals with the loss of his wife, Jadzia Dax. Written by Moviedude1

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Release Date:

30 September 1998 (USA) See more »

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Paramount Television See more »
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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Tyree was named after the Richard Harris character, Benjamin Tyreen, in the 1965 Sam Peckinpah film Major Dundee. See more »


When Ezri says Dax's "seven other hosts" are with her, there are actually nine others as Ezri is the tenth Dax host. The writers appear to have forgotten about Joran and Verad. Jadzia always stated up until she died that she was the eighth Dax host; she was including Joran but omitting Verad. See more »


[last lines]
Ensign Ezri Dax: Hello, Benjamin.
Ben Sisko: Do I know you?
Ensign Ezri Dax: It's me - Dax.
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Prophets, Pah-wraiths, Romulans, and New Dax
28 February 2019 | by garrison-paulSee all my reviews

The Pah-wraiths are gaining followers.

Sisko is taking time off to wash potatoes, pursue art and music, and treasure hunt for prophets. Finds his mom instead.

Worf needs a victory not convoy duty so he goes to Vic's to express his frustrations before getting drunk with Obrien and warming his cockles.

Kira doesn't trust the Romulans but she makes friends with one anyway and lets her set up a hospital so they can play poker.

Demar and Weyoun have an excellent intelligence network.

Other notes:

Demar's character is developed nicely here. His exchange with Weyoun early in the episodes says a lot about who he is as a man. He's an underrated and often over looked supporting character but I absolutely love him. New Dax is easy on the eyes and easy to like. Nog is the anti-Scrappy Doo, Jake is the anti-Wesley Crusher.

Verdict: Strong start to a new season. The writers take their time to develop individual characters and themes to drive the story. Much of what happens here sets the stage for the final episodes.

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Neon signs are still a thing in 24th century New Orleans. Eating the heart of an enemy ensures passage to Stovelcore.

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